The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services

Rita Marcella (Rita Marcella is a Reader/Senior Lecturer in the School of Information and Media at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK)
Graeme Baxter (Graeme Baxter is a Research Assistant in the School of Information and Media at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK)
Susan Parker (Susan Parker is a Research Student in the School of Information and Media at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK)
Sylvie Davies (Sylvie Davies is a Part‐time Lecturer in the School of Information and Media, at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

Compares the selective European information services in France and the UK, stating that whereas France gathers information from official documentation and its representations in the EC in Paris and Marseille, the UK got its European information from three surveys, including two degree surveys. Maintains that French academic librarians are Civil Servants employed by central government and have limited access to European Documentation Centres (EDC), unlike their British counterparts whose libraries, over hundreds of years, have evolved into a self‐governing institution, much better funded and able to provide information at local authority level where European responsibility has been significantly added to since the signing of the Single European Act in 1986.

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Marcella, R., Baxter, G., Parker, S. and Davies, S. (1997), "The pattern of provision of European Union information in France and the United Kingdom: a comparative study of services", Library Management, Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435129710176751

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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